...back into this.
The lesson of "put the last thing you were playing with away before getting a new thing out" hasn't quite sunk in yet with my two and four year olds. I'm not even sure it's realistic to expect a two year old to stick to that but I'm pretty sure my four year old could be a little more responsible for her own messes by now. I cracked under the squalor, though, and did it myself.
I've got a few projects in the works now and thought I would give you a sneak peek at what's coming up.
In the playroom, I've got a repair project going on the two little chairs. The seats on both currently look this this:
I'm doing the new seats in wood planks so they're a bit sturdier. The cardboard-ish chair seats only lasted about 6 months, but that's what you get for $9.99 at Ikea!
I ordered a wooden letter for our front door after seeing one on Pinterest and it arrived just a few days before Christmas. I'm so excited to get it painted and hung!
I'm hoping to turn the top of an old lamp shade and these humble metal rings into a fabulous faux-capiz shell pendant for Ada's room. Fingers crossed I can turn my vision into reality...
This vintage bookcase in our upstairs hallway has been on my makeover list for months and months now. It's finally getting a fresh coat of pale blue paint and some serious styling attention. It's been easy to overlook since it's in an out-of-the-way place, but see the peek of the made-over cane chair in the bottom right corner? The bookcase needs to up its game with such a gorgeous new neighbor. I also have an idea to alter an old rug and retire this hand-me-down from the house's previous owners.
Finally, you're getting a peek at my office! There is a lot of organization work to be done in here and I've decided to start with the built-ins. I'm planning to rip off the existing, rather awkward moulding, frame the whole thing out with simple, flat planks, and turn the doors into a Shaker style. And those shelves and cabinets obviously need A LOT of work. I'll be removing everything, sorting, purging, organizing, and styling for a whole new easy-to-use and easy-on-the-eyes look. I can't wait!
I've got a few projects going for other people too. I'm in the process of building an upholstered bench for a friend, similar to this one I made for my kitchen:
And, last up, I'll be making some upholstered room divider screens for my aunt. We're pretty sure we've found the fabric she wants to use in this soft, Asian-inspired toile.
So...I have a lot of balls in the air right now, but I like the momentum of having a few projects going on simultaneously...as long as I can keep track of it all :) I can't wait to wrap some of these projects up and share them with you!